Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy
1st May 2021 to 31st July 2022

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Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy                               

Update 2021

The course will commence on 1st May 2021, with the first residential due to take place week beginning 7th June 2021


Re-opened for applications


Applications are invited for the next intake of the Inter-Regional Residential ACAT Psychotherapy Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, starting in September 2020.

This course is open to any applicant who has completed or is about to complete their Practitioner Training in CAT (on case 7/8 and written work near completion at time of interview) who wish to continue with their professional development and seek accreditation as a UKCP CAT Psychotherapist.

The course is designed to be accessible to CAT Practitioners around the country and from further afield. It is structured around six five-day residential blocks, once a term for two taught years, in addition to more local seminar groups and tutorials. The residential blocks take place in the comfortable, peaceful location of Holland House, near Evesham, Worcestershire, in a beautiful 16th century retreat.

Course Director: Hilary Beard

Co-Directors of Residentials: Jason Hepple and Hilary Beard

Course Administrator: Niki Larsen


Further information

Please see 'Event Documents' below to downdown the course leaflet.


Application pack

This involves a full CV, an application form, three personal summaries (600 words each) and an application fee of £35 (non-refundable). If selected for interview there will be a further cost of £100.

Please see 'Event Documents' below to download the application pack which consists of:

Application form pdf format

Application form Word format

Guidance notes


Course fees

The course fees are £3550 per year. This consists of £1050 for the residential accommodation and the remainder for teaching, seminars, tutorials, marking, core administration and ACAT’s yearly trainee registration fee.

If you intend to seek funding from your employer or other organisation, we strongly advise that you start the funding application early due to possible delays or limitations due to the end of the financial year.


Application fee and how to pay

£35 is payable with the initial application. We prefer payment online, via the ACAT website, however, you are also welcome to pay by cheque. To pay the application fee online by credit or debit card, please contact

To pay by cheque, please make the cheque payable to ACAT Ltd and send it with your application.

If called for interview an additional £100 will be charged.



*Re-opened for applications*

The interview week is planned to take place during week commencing 3rd February 2020 at Holland House. Depending on the number of applicants there may be a further interview week.

The course starts in September 2020.

The first residential is 5 -9th October 2020.

The intake to the course is biennial.


Further enquiries

For enquiries about the application process or to receive an application pack in the post please contact Niki Larsen, Course Administrator


Telephone: 07564 920824

Address: STH, PO Box 140, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 9DJ

For detailed enquiries about the course content please contact Hilary Beard, Course Director


Telephone: 0203 228 9404

Address: IPTT Lambeth, 151 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8E

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Details and Booking Information

1st May 2021 to 31st July 2022

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